Neither President Joe Biden nor his administration have announced plans to terminate or reassign any personnel or government officials as of yet.
Amid the United States’ Afghanistan withdrawal, many have called for the resignation and firing of military and state department officials. In a press conference on Monday, August 23rd, when asked if President Biden will ask for the resignation of any White House officials, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said, “I have not heard him say so.”
President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has allowed for the Middle Eastern nation to fall under the control of the Taliban and has left many Americans stranded. This has prompted staunch criticism of a variety of acting US officials and the Biden administration’s handling of the situation.
In an interview with Mark Levin, Colonel Richard Kemp stated, “I don’t say this lightly and I’ve never said it about anybody else – any other leader in this position. People have been talking about impeaching President Biden, I don’t believe President Biden should be impeached. He’s the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces who’s just essentially surrendered to the Taliban: He shouldn’t be impeached. He should be court-martialed for betraying the United States of America and the United States Armed Forces.”
However, Colonel Kemp is not the only one who has been calling for someone to be ousted from power. Brett Bruen, the former Director of Global Engagement for the National Security Council under President Obama, had this to say: “President Biden needs to fire his national security adviser [Jake Sullivan] and several other senior leaders who oversaw the botched execution of our withdrawal from Afghanistan,” wrote Bruen in an op-ed in USA Today on Monday. “He has to restructure how and with whom he is making major foreign policy decisions, allowing for more input from career experts.”
Jake Sullivan, one of Biden’s national security advisors, has also been coming under fire for not giving concise answers during press briefings. On August 17th the US Department of State issued a “shelter in place” order for Americans left in Afghanistan, however they did not announce any discernible plan to get them out.
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